Burma: thousands displaced as junta bombs villages

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More than 3,000 villagers from Burma’s Karen state haveĀ fled their homesĀ following a series of air-strikes by the military on territory controlled by the Karen National Union (KNU). Many fled to theĀ Ei Tu Hta camp, which already holds someĀ 2,400Ā internally displaced persons. Others fled across theĀ Salween River, which separates Burma and Thailand. The air-strikes centered on Kho Kay village in Karen state’s Mutraw (Hpapun) district. The strikesĀ came after fighters from the KNUā€™s Brigade 5 overran the military’s Thee Mu Hta base on March 27, capturing at least eight soldiers. (Myanmar Now)

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Photo:Ā Myanmar Now